Photo Title: Live Mirror
Activated by the tears of momentary regret and hopelessness.
Spaces between are the clarity of needed renewal,
and the brilliant light of optimistic potential.
My crashing life held in tact by both the real and illusory branches of the shedding trees.
There is motion.
I am part of this moving ecosystem.
The rhythmic echoes sustain me.
The live mirror is life.
I am alive.
And I will move forward.
The Obvious and The Hidden is one of my favorite blogs to follow. The titles that are applied to his amazing photography are perfection! I was searching through the history, since it’s been a good while that I’ve been on wordpress, and I went to May 10th- my sobriety date (2014). Note: this photo may be found in 2015. I was moved to remember that day and combine it with the success of today when writing this piece- a little over 17 months clean/sober and feeling great! I kind of dropped off wordpress at that time. Which is crazy!!! My, how time flies!! I was soooo active before. Miss all you guys. Trying to jump back in. Peace to you all.
Now, in emerging full light,
I’ve started discovering me.
She has been waiting many years,
Desiring to be heard and seen.
Now that I’m looking straight at her,
And the veil is finally lifting.
I seek to know who she really is
Through truth and lies I’m sifting…
The voyage that is me,
A journey of one lifetime.
Images projected upon a blank screen,
Adventure, hope, and discovery align.
Travel varies with each dawn,
And shifts through to twilight.
Closed eyelids carry me through,
Dreams in my mind’s candlelight.
Terrains vary, water changes tide and depth,
Mountains must be conquered.
Boulders and pits are to be avoided,
Learning and growth are necessary verbs.
There’s love and there is heartache.
Newness and painful loss.
Wisdom and sustenance are required,
God’s guidance and strength must be sought.
I participate on this privileged voyage with passion,
Knowing my journey of one covertly unfolds.
With determination and perseverance,
I live each moment, and seek tomorrow’s unknown.
Up, up, and away,
New discoveries await.
Fly with us today…
I stumbled across a hurdy gurdy,
On the internet today.
And I’m not sure what I should feel,
Not sure just what to say.
How has such a gem been hidden,
From my eyes for all this time?
What else is out there I’ve yet to discover?
What else must I find?
I’m so sorry you are hurting
I’m sorry you feel so alone
Like all around you is crumbling
And you’ve no place to call your home
Independence seems lost
Simply a distant memory
One which taunts your wakeful mind
And haunts your sleep-strained dreams
You stand in your pit looking upward
Squinting to see if it’s still there
Wondering where it all has gone
Why you’re so empty and your hope’s so bare
Feeling broken, bruised and battered
Your tears cause the rivers to thirst
The journey has led you to the harsh and barren
In despair, fear, and sorrow you are immersed
Unsure of the next right step
So many questions drifting inside
Too many to sift and weave
Hearing muffled answers and suspicious replies
Your faith is strong, yet feels lacking
At times doubt overpowers blind belief
You know God’s carrying you and holds your hand
But you can’t convince your heart not to bleed
One foot in front of the other my friend
You’re stronger than you know
I see you walking through the fire
And coming out refined and whole
I see you encouraging others with your faith
I see your light free from hiding, bright as the noon-day sun
I see you sharing your strength and hope
I see you inspiring the hurting and undone
I feel the warmth emanating from within you
I hear the wisdom that you’ve gained
I see the passion and fire in your eyes
I recognize confidence you thought had gone astray
We cannot know for sure
The outcome of these trials
Hold on although your grip feels uncertain
Know God’s with you all the while
Your rainbow of hope shines inside
The struggle will lead you back to you
Continue to gift the world with your beauty
On this journey of discovery and truth
You are loved,